Hope Solo wins the gold medal for being an ugly American.
The controversial goalie for the U.S. women's soccer team unleashed an epic sore-loser rant after the Americans were upset by Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals Friday.
The outspoken Solo, rather than paying tribute to the gritty Swedish squad, denounced the winners as a “bunch of cowards.”
"I thought that we played a courageous game," Solo told reporters after the shocking defeat. "I thought we had many opportunities on goal. I think we showed a lot of heart. We came back from a goal down. I'm very proud of this team.”
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The oft-troubled goalkeeper probably should have stopped there — but she went on to put her foot in her mouth.
“But I also think we played a bunch of cowards,” Solo added.